Gregory Kiep

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72 Hours in Rio: Where to Stay and How to Play

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in Rio de Janeiro with a group of travel agents for a fabulous adventure. I had been about 4 years ago for Carnival which was a fun but completely different experience so I was excited to go check out the city without the chaos of one of their biggest celebrations. Here are my tips for a quick jaunt (or longer stay) in the city.

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The Best (and Worst) Airports for Connecting Flights

Your travel agent always builds in additional transfer time, giving you time to get your bags, go through customs, change terminals, pass through additional security, navigate vast airports and find your gate. However, there are always scenarios we can’t control. The most challenging airports to arrange a transfer are typically the largest and busiest. Here’s the five airports that often put your connecting flight at risk:

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LGBT Group on Stunning New Celebrity EDGE @ Almost 50% OFF!

Join me onboard a fun and fabulous LGBT group aboard the stunning new Celebrity EDGE. This ship will be like nothing you have ever seen and doesn't even hit the water until December! You can be one of the first to sail on her with a few hundred of your new gay best friends! Think of this as "gay-lite" with happy hours, piano bars, LGBT comedians and singers, group excursions, and more. And, the pricing is locked in at almost HALF of current pricing at $1,726 pp which includes the classic beverage package!

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AKA New York

I recently had the pleasure of staying at two fantastic AKA properties in NYC when I was there last month. If you have not heard of AKA, take a few moments to learn about them as they are a great option for long and short-term stays. They have properties in metropolitan locations such as New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and London. Lodging ranges from one and two bedroom apartments to penthouse hotel suites. Take a look at my notes from my recent stays…

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Weekend Escapes

Sometimes you just need a few days away to relax, unwind, or live it up. These are some of my favorite weekend getaways at different price points - and all with great perks! Let's book a little break - you deserve it!

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Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

This past week I had the pleasure of visiting the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. A lot of people have reached out to me about the property and it had been years since I had been so I decided to check it out for myself. Overall, it was a wonderful experience but there are definitely some tips I would like to share that will help with your experience. (I also get amazing packages and deals at the resort so let me know if you are interested in planning a trip!)

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar - San Diego

Situated on over 400 acres, this property feels like a Mediterranean estate! Located just north of San Diego, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is one of the top rated hotels in the country and is even TripAdvisor's #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States.

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